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Guy joined The Cricketer in November 2015 from Dods where he was managing director of Westminster Briefing. He brings a wealth of experience in growing publication and events businesses. In his youth he was an attacking middle-order batsman and shrewd captain of his own wandering side The Philistines.
Simon ‘Yozzer’ Hughes was a seamer who played 12 seasons for Middlesex and two for Durham. He had a Botham-esque bowling arm and was knocking on England’s door early in his early 20s. He then forged successful careers in journalism and television. He wrote the award-winning A Lot of Hard Yakka, and followed that with Yakking Around the World, Jargonbusting and Morning Everyone: An Ashes Odyssey. His latest book is Who Wants To Be A Batsman? In television he is known as The Analyst. He pioneered innovative, more technical coverage of the game as part of Channel 4’s Bafta-winning team (winning the Royal Television Society’s Sports Pundit of the Year award in 2002), and has transferred his skills to Cricket on Five. He is also a proud dad.
Jim has worked in cricket's commercial sector since the turn of the century. Before that, he had a professional career with Nottinghamshire and also in New Zealand. Loves to make clients happy. Hates to be told he's a tight Yorkshireman.
Huw is managing editor and writer at The Cricketer after 15 years at the Telegraph. He wrote The Toughest Tour: The Ashes Away Series Since the War. After reaching the heady heights of Suffolk IIs, he has concentrated on writing, but still plays friendly stuff and wishes lbws were outlawed. He was also once run out by Mike Gatting in a charity match (“it was never out!”).
James joined The Cricketer after working on six editions of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. He recently returned from Latin America, where he was researching a book on cricket’s long and inglorious history there (plus sampling the coffee and tropical fruits). He can occasionally be found hiking towards a pub, sorting his compost in the garden, or throwing himself about on cricket pitches in Bedfordshire.
Over a twenty-year design career, Geoff has worked on magazines in fields as diverse as classical music, hiking, sailing and the countryside. He was a reader and subscriber of The Cricketer for many years before becoming its Art Director. In summer he can often be found hiking in the Swiss Alps, or enjoying the cricket and a beer at the St Lawrence ground.
Tom graduated from the University of Birmingham, with a degree in Sport Business Management. Previously worked on the commercial side of events and publishing companies in South-East Asia and London. Born and raised in Jersey so has acquired tenuous international cricketing honours while attempting to qualify for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, unsuccessfully.
Chris has his mind on the figures and an in-depth knowledge on all things cricket and The Cricketer. Being with the company for four years Chris is well equipped to manage our accounts, clients and those all-important subscriptions with some writing thrown in too. A true allrounder who is trusted by all members of staff, there is not much that goes on at The Cricketer without Chris’ valued input.
Sam arrived at The Cricketer just in time for the Ashes in 2017 after a 20-month stint at the Daily Mail, having previously been on the books of the Press Association and the Swindon Advertiser. A middle-order batsman with way too much bottom hand, he proudly holds the record for the most sixes ever hit by a White Horse CC batsman and, away from cricket, is an occasional quizmaster, budding Italian cook and once upon a time scriptwriter.
Owen joined The Cricketer in December 2015 following a work experience placement in the summer. A graduate from the University of East Anglia where he studied American History & Literature, a study abroad year led to a ‘History of Baseball’ class in San Francisco where he attempted to convince the tutor of cricket’s inner beauty, failing miserably, the Oakland A’s fanatic was not having it. A keen skier outside of the cricket season, Owen has fallen down mountains across three continents, working two full seasons in France & Australia.
Jamie joined The Cricketer in November 2016, bringing sound experience and an enthusiastic approach to whatever he gets involved with at the magazine. Never much of a player, Jamie instead turned his love of the game to umpiring in 2013 and has been concentrating on turning down appeals and being first to the bar ever since. Beyond cricket, Jamie’s something of an American sports nut, with a particular fondness for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.